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Iran Forum: Myths and Facts

May 19, 2012
Portland, Oregon

Threats of military strikes against Iran have many of us concerned. We know peace is possible, but is another Middle East war probable?

Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:00pm until 4:30pm

First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main Street, Portland, OR

Featuring three panels on Iran:
- Myths and geopolitical realities
- The history of Iranian American friendship through the eyes of Americans who recently traveled to Iran
- The effects of war at home, here and there

Panelists will include:

Farideh Farhi, Professor of Political Science at University of Hawaii and public commentator on US-Iran relations

Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Engineering, USC and columnist for PBS Frontline Tehran Bureau

Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University

Kelly Campbell of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Ahjamu Umi of Occupy Portland

Ian LaVallee of Veterans for Peace

Sponsored By: American Iranian Friendship Council, Occupy Portland, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace, PJW-Iraq Affinity group, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Peace Action Committee of 1st Unitarian Church and with financial support by the Middle East Studies Center @ PSU and through a Parsa Community Foundation grant.

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